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JERUSALEM ON THE MESSENGER


Directed by | Amani Al Sarahnah

Genre fiction  |  Length: 3mins  |  Year of production: 2009


Shown at the 2012 London Palestine Film Festival as part of “The Spring of Young Palestinian Women Filmmakers”, a programme guest curated by Shashat, the Palestinian film NGO:

Jerusalem on the Messenger tells of Faisal, a young man from Hebron who chats with a Palestinian girl living in the Emirates through an instant messenger service on the internet. He pretends he is from Jerusalem in order to hold the interest of the girl, who loves the city. The situation, however, becomes complicated once she asks Faisal for his picture in Jerusalem, a city he has long been forbidden to enter. The film was produced as part of a Shashat training programme for young women filmmakers in which participants were invited to express their visions of Jerusalem as a site of cultural, historical, religious, or personal significance.